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Big Deals, Trade Tensions And Sector Shifts: Mid-Year M&A Update
After a volatile end to 2018 and despite fears of a global downturn, Canadian M&A activity remained steady in the first half of 2019.
Canada
30 Jul 2019
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New Thresholds In Effect For Canadian Merger Reviews
New thresholds for Canadian merger reviews under the Competition Act and Investment Canada Act came into effect on February 2.
Canada
19 Feb 2019
3
Chinese Investment Into Canada: Balancing Openness And Security
Canada has become an attractive and important investment destination for many Chinese companies as a result of opportunities in a wide range of sectors,
Worldwide
28 Jan 2019
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Free Trade Deal Reached After 11 Countries Sign CPTPP
The 11 countries part of the Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership (CPTPP) signed the deal on March 8 in Santiago, Chile.
Canada
14 Mar 2018
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New Thresholds Announced For Canadian Merger Reviews
On February 10, new thresholds for Canadian merger reviews under the Competition Act and Investment Canada Act came into effect.
Canada
13 Feb 2018
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Canada Is Open For Foreign Business
Circumstances are cultivating a welcome environment for foreign players planning to invest in Canada.
Canada
31 Oct 2017
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Expect More Inbound Foreign Investment From The Trudeau Government
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau's recent cabinet shuffle, promoting former trade minister Chrystia Freeland to Foreign Affairs Minister...
Canada
14 Feb 2017
8
Government Resets Approach To National Security Reviews
Yesterday the federal government released guidelines on the national security review of foreign investments in Canada.
Canada
30 Dec 2016
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The Shifting Policy Perspective: Transparency
Associate Sarah Whitmore has authored "The Shifting Policy Perspective: Transparency," an article for FDLI's magazine Update.
Canada
19 May 2016
10
More Regulatory Reviews Will Be Resolved With Litigation
In recent years we have observed that merger reviews under the Competition Act are becoming more complex and that regulatory intervention under the Investment Canada Act is increasing...
Canada
22 Jan 2016
11
Impact Of The New Canadian Government On Foreign Investment Review
The new Liberal cabinet and government sworn in today may signal the start of important developments around the scrutiny of foreign investment reviews under the Investment Canada Act.
Canada
30 Nov 2015
12
Update: Competition Tribunal Grants Interim Injunction In Parkland/Pioneer Merger
The Tribunal concluded that there had to be "clear and non-speculative evidence" of "irreparable harm" before such an interim order would be made.
Canada
17 Jun 2015
13
Canada's New Protectionism Will Shape M&A
Bidders will face more hurdles as Canadian rules are changing to empower targets.
Canada
22 Jan 2015
14
Price Gap Legislation: Surprisingly Modest
According to some media reports, the Commissioner intends to start an inquiry immediately after the legislation enters into force.
Canada
21 Jan 2015
15
When Foreign Investors Target Canada, Politics may Matter
The Canadian M&A story of the year was undoubtedly BHP Billiton’s hostile bid for Potash Corporation of Saskatchewan and the federal Minister of Industry's rejection of the deal under the "Investment Canada Act" (ICA).
Canada
7 Jan 2011
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U.S. Steel Case Decision in Canada May Have Broader Ramifications
On June 14, in The Attorney General of Canada v. United States Steel Corporation and U.S. Steel Canada Inc., the Federal Court of Canada upheld the constitutional validity of the process and penalties for enforcing Canada’s foreign investment review statute, the Investment Canada Act (ICA).
Canada
23 Jun 2010
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Canada Announces Intention To Liberalize Foreign Ownership Restrictions In The Uranium Mining Industry
On March 3, 2010, the federal government announced that it intends to liberalize the foreign investment restrictions on Canada’s uranium mining sector.
Canada
19 Mar 2010
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Developments In Canadian Foreign Investment Review
The high level of activity of foreign acquirors and investors in the natural resources area, particularly in the mining sector, has resulted in heightened interest in the requirements of the "Investment Canada Act" and recent developments relating to the legislation.
Canada
27 Jul 2009
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Canadian Industry Minister Sues To Enforce ´Investment Canada Act´ Undertakings
On Friday, July 17, the Minister of Industry filed a Notice of Application with the Federal Court of Canada seeking to force United States Steel Corporation to fulfill regulatory undertakings that the company made to the Canadian government on acquiring Canadian steelmaker Stelco Inc. in 2007.
Canada
21 Jul 2009
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Competition Act And Investment Canada Act Amendments Now In Force
On February 9, we reported that the federal government had tabled Bill C-10, which, in addition to implementing the government's January 27 budget, would amend the Competition Act in a number of important areas, including merger notification and review, agreements between competitors, and pricing and distribution.
Canada
16 Mar 2009
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